UN confirms pullout of non-essential international personnel from Syria

2012-12-04 05:11:37

The United Nations on Monday confirmed its withdrawal of non-essential international personnel from the conflict-ridden Syria due to growing dangers there.

Another Saudi military aircraft crashed in less than 24 hours

2012-12-04 02:53:37

A Hawk aircraft of Saudi Air Forces crashed during a training mission on Monday, but its pilot survived after using a parachute, Saudi News Agency reported.

Syria sacks foreign ministry spokesman amid defection reports

2012-12-04 02:37:54

The Syrian government on Monday sacked spokesman of the foreign ministry Jihad Makadissi, amid media reports that he has defected.

UAE marks 41st National Day

2012-12-03 11:59:30

Men hold national flags as they ride horses during a parade celebrating the 41st National Day of the United Arab Emirates, in downtown Dubai Dec 2, 2012.

Israel rejects Palestinian UN status

2012-12-03 02:51:17

Israeli PM announced on Sunday that the Israeli govt rejects the upgrade of Palestinian National Authority to a non-member observer state in the United Nations.

Abbas eyeing unity and reconciliation after UN vote

2012-12-02 23:05:31

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Sunday said that achieving national reconciliation will be the first step he will take.

Egyptian Constitutional Court suspends work

2012-12-02 22:09:38

Egypt's Supreme Constitutional Court suspended its work indefinitely on Sunday, following protests against the court.

Protest forces delay of Egypt's key court ruling

2012-12-02 18:44:32

Protests by Islamists forced Egypt's highest court to postpone a session on Sunday set to examine the legality of the Islamist-dominated upper house of parliament and the body that drafted the new constitution, state media reported.

Egypt to hold referendum on draft constitution

2012-12-02 08:38:41

Egypt will hold a referendum on the newly-written draft constitution on December 15, President Mohamed Morsi announced on Saturday.

New blasts rattle Syrian capital

2012-12-02 08:32:14

Multiple blasts rocked the Syrian capital of Damascus on Saturday, leaving a number of people killed or injured amid incessant military showdown.

Kuwaitis vote in divisive election after protests

2012-12-02 00:52:29

Kuwaitis voted on Saturday in a divisive parliamentary election held under new polling rules that triggered an opposition boycott of the ballot and mass protests.

Internet service resumes in Syria

2012-12-02 00:48:50

The internet service in Syria has resumed Saturday after a two-day outage which the Syrian govt blamed the outage on the armed groups' sabotage acts against cellular broadcast centers